Jiangsu aviation and aerospace industry takes off
2018-11-07 14:28:00

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The 12th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) kicked off in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province on November 6.

Among provincial exhibitors at the airshow, Jiangsu boasts the largest number of participating enterprises, the largest exhibition area and the most abundant exhibits.

Industrial output of Jiangsu’s aviation and aerospace manufacturing industry reached 40 billion yuan last year, accounting for 10 percent of China’s total and ranking third in the country, next only to Tianjin and Shaanxi.

Zhenjiang New District is the largest aerospace industrial park from Jiangsu to participate the airshow this year, bringing a total of nine aviation manufacturing and general aviation companies. The industrial park mainly develops new materials and components for aviation and aerospace industry, assemblies aircraft large parts, produces general aircraft, and provides services related to general aviation.

In particular, companies in Zhenjiang New District produces 10 percent of the key components of the domestically produced C919 aircraft and also supplies alloy materials used on Tiangong-2 space lab.

With 22 delegates and two AT-3 aircraft, Aero At Aviation Industry Co., Ltd. is largest Jiangsu aviation manufacturer at the airshow. The AT-3 has obtained air worthiness certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), making it one of the few all-metal aircraft certified by the world's three major civil aviation organizations.

New United Aerospace Holdings. Ltd displays its B-3009 jet, a 15-seat VIP business jet. Asian Express Aviation Wuxi showcases two PC-6 aircraft, which are known for its long endurance (approximately eight hours), short takeoff and landing distance (less than 300 meters), and capability to take off from and land on grass. The pc-6 is a practical and economical aircraft able to work in versatile complex conditions.

Jiangsu has planned and built more than 10 aviation economic parks (airport industrial parks and airport development zones) of different types. Nanjing, Zhenjiang, Wuxi, Suzhou and other places are eager to facilitate large aircraft and regional aircraft projects. Cities between Shanghai and Nanjing have actively developed aviation industry parks or clusters. Nantong, Yancheng, Changzhou and other places have accelerated the development of general aviation industry chain, including the manufacturing of small aircraft, maintenance and modification of general aircraft, flying experience, and steadily pushed forward the construction of industry parks.

Jiangsu has initially formed an aviation industry park system centered on Nanjing and supplemented by Wuxi, Nantong, Xuzhou and Zhenjiang, with a planned area of 300 square kilometers. It has given nod to two provincial airport economic development zones in Nanjing and Xuzhou, while Nanjing is also poised to submit the proposal of building a national airport economic demonstration zone.

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